Air Quality Widgets

The Air District offers three free widgets that you can add to your website. The Spare the Air Alert Status and Air Quality Resources widgets show current, local air quality information. The Great Race for Clean Air widget promotes participation in the District’s contest to reduce our carbon footprint.

What is a Widget?

Widgets are mini-applications that can be added to a web page (but can’t be added to your computer’s desktop). We provide a small paragraph of code that you add to your website. The Air District’s Spare the Air Alert Status widget, for example, shows the alert status for the current day.

Widgets currently available:

Spare the Air Alert Status Widget

Place the Spare the Air Alert Status widget on your website. The widget shows "Spare the Air" during the summer season and "Check Before You Burn" during the winter season. The widget also connects you to the Spare the Air website.

Summer Season: The widget shows whether the Air District has called a “Spare the Air Alert” predicting unhealthy air in the Bay Area. A Spare the Air Alert asks you to make an extra effort to keep the air clean on that day.

Winter Season:The widget shows when wood burning is allowed. When a “Winter Spare the Air Alert” is called, it is illegal to use fireplaces, woodstoves, pellet stoves, or other wood-burning devices.

Great Race for Clean Air Widget

The Air District sponsors the Great Race for Clean Air, an employer-based competition to reduce greenhouse gases and smog in the Bay Area. Employees are encouraged to carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, or ride public transit to work. Use the Great Race for Clean Air widget to spread the word about this friendly competition.

Air Quality Resources Widget

Learn the latest air quality news with the Air Quality Resources widget. View the daily air quality forecast, connect directly to the District’s website, or visit the Spare the Air website. You can also use this widget to follow the District on Twitter or Facebook.

Air District Webmaster, Information Services


Spare the Air Status
Spare the Air Status
  • Tuesday,

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 5/15/2015